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China lifts restrictions on area hit by African swine fever outbreak

China has lifted the restrictions on an area in Yueqing city in eastern Zhejiang province where the African swine fever outbreak was found in August, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.

China approves 17 anti-cancer drugs for medical insurance coverage

China has approved 17 anti-cancer drugs for inclusion in its national health insurance system, the government said on Wednesday, part of its efforts to make cancer treatment more affordable as the number of cases increases.

Mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030

Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed, according to an expert report on Tuesday.

Better insurance coverage of non-drug therapies might help ease opioid crisis

(Reuters Health) - When it comes to non-drug therapies for back pain, U.S. insurance plans vary widely in what they will cover, a new study finds.

Church-based programs may help bring blood pressure down

(Reuters Health) - Lifestyle interventions delivered in churches by community-based health care workers may help bring down blood pressure among African-Americans, a new study finds.

Don't pick doctors based on where they went to medical school

(Reuters Health) - Where a doctor went to medical school in the U.S. doesn't predict how well that doctor's patients will do, a new study suggests.

For U.S. patients, access to medical records often difficult and costly

(Reuters Health) - Getting access to your own medical records might be a lot harder than you think, a new study suggests. Even the top-ranked U.S. hospitals can make records requests arduous, according to the study published in JAMA Network Open.

People rarely outgrow seafood allergies

(Reuters Health) - A small study of children and adults in Canada suggests that fish and shellfish allergies don't usually resolve over time.

French prosecutors step up probe into baby milk contamination at Lactalis

French prosecutors have decided to further an investigation into a salmonella outbreak at a Lactalis dairy factory that led to dozens of babies falling ill last year, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.

UK clinical trials fall as Brexit clouds drug approval process

The number of new clinical trials started in Britain last year was 25 percent lower than the average for 2009-16, as anxiety about Brexit's impact on future medicines regulation made companies hesitate about running studies in the country.

J&J's Stelara succeeds in chronic bowel disease study

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday its blockbuster drug Stelara was found to be effective in treating a chronic bowel disease in a late-stage trial.

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